Romeo and Juliet (2013)

Romeo and Juliet (2013)

Romeo and Juliet (2013)

Faithful Shakespeare adaptation with Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) and Douglas Booth (LOL) as the doomed, star-crossed lovers. Written for the screen by Julian Fellowes, creator of Downton Abbey and writer of films including Gosford Park and The Young Victoria. Co-stars Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti.

2013Rating: M, Violence118 minsUK, Italy, Switzerland
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Romeo and Juliet (2013) / Reviews

Flicks, Matt Glasby

Flicks, Matt Glasby

William Shakespeare's classic romance has been made into a musical (West Side Story), an animation (Gnomeo and Juliet) and MTV (Baz Luhrman's Romeo + Juliet), among other things, so it's hard to know where's left for it to go onscreen.

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Total Film

Total Film

Perfectly respectable, but it won’t linger in the memory like Luhrmann’s.

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Time Out

Time Out

Will likely become a cheat sheet for slacking students, but it won’t inspire them to open their hearts to the text.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

A sufficiently entertaining, adamantly old-fashioned adaptation... [doesn't] rise to the passionate intensity of its star-cross’d crazy kids.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It has a sort of soapy reliability, but compare it to the blazing passion of Baz Luhrmann's modern-day version with Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danesin gangland LA and it looks pretty feeble.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

An abbreviated version that preserves the high points, zips past the rest, and never approaches the depth of the full text.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

[A] pretty but unexciting enactment.

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